Thursday, March 29, 2012

Outlander

For the last few weeks, I have been spending every waking (available) moment reading.
I read while I'm making lunch.
I read while I'm waiting for Saxon to get out of school.
I read into all hours of the night.
I am sooo hooked on my latest book:
My grandma was reading it and got my mom to read it and she couldn't put it down.
She recommended it to me and now I can't put it down.

Here's the gist of it:
A WWII nurse is having a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband who she hasn't seen in 8 years.  They were newly weds when the war started and he became a solider and her a nurse.  While touring around Scotland, she decides to visit one of the Stone Circles.  When she touches the stones, she falls back through time, 202 years...

The main characters have become one of my favorite fictional couples of all time!  I am 75% done with the last book.  I can't wait to finish because I want to find out what happens, but I am so sad to be almost done because I look forward to picking up my kindle at every opportunity.

This is a historical novel, so it follows actual events in history but tells the story from the point of view of fictional characters.  I have learned a lot from reading it and I keep looking up the actual historical events.  I've becomes so attached to that time period that I want to know more :)

And, here's my disclaimer:
My aunt gave her book to a friend to read.  The friend gave it back and said that it was too inappropriate.  I didn't think so.  It does have graphic scenes (it talks a lot about war).  It does have sex (although it's not written like a romance novel).  I didn't think it was offensive, but it you are a G-rated only reader, it might be a little intense.

And...book 8 doesn't come out until next year!  I don't know how I'm going to wait that long!  

2 comments:

  1. love new book recommendations! would this be appropriate for a 17 y/o? looking for a new series for me and my step-daughter since we finished up Hunger Games.

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  2. Thanks for the suggestion, i'm going to have to read these! Hope you are well!
    cheers

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